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Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

We are committed to fulfilling our responsibilities under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 75 requires us, in carrying out our functions, powers and duties to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity between:

  • persons of different religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation;
  • men and women generally;
  • persons with a disability and persons without;
  • persons with dependants and persons without.

In addition, without prejudice to the obligations above, in carrying out our functions in relation to Northern Ireland we are required to have regard to the desirability of promoting good relations between persons of different religious belief, political opinion or racial group.

Equality considerations are central to our policy processes. The main aim of Section 75 is to make sure that Equality is at the core of everything we do.

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For more information on equality in Northern Ireland you can visit the Equality Commission

Contact us

The main contact for equality issues, in the first instance, is the Administration and Training Support Manager who can be contacted at the details provided below. You will be responded to as soon as possible.

Ms Michelle Breslin
Administration and Training Support Manager
North West Regional College
78 – 80 Strand Road
BT48 7AL

Tel: 028 7127 6004
Email: michelle.breslin@nwrc.ac.uk or equality@nwrc.ac.uk
Textphone: 028 7127 6167

Disability Action Plan

Under Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA 1995) (as amended by Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006), the North West Regional College as a public authority will, when carrying out its functions, have due regard to the need to:

  • Promote positive attitudes towards disabled people; and will
  • Encourage participation by disabled people in public life (‘the disability duties’).

Under Section 49B of the DDA 1995 (as amended by Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006), the North West Regional College is also required to submit to the Equality Commission a Disability Action Plan showing how it proposes to fulfil these duties in relation to its functions. This action plan will also encompass College efforts in relation to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (NI) Order 2005 (SENDO).

Our Approach

Information and Guidance

RNIB

Louise Nash, from the College’s Administration Department, is the RNIB College contact person for students with a disability, or organisations dealing with people with disabilities in relation to administration / admission queries.

She can be contacted by telephone on 02871 276087 or by email.

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